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Here are a few of our interests

bulletAutos - Steve first interest--perhaps an obsession--was with cars.  Most any car would do until his family took delivery of a new Mercedes-Benz at the factory in Stuttgart in 1961.  Steve's first cars were considerably more pedestrian--a 1959 Renault Dauphine followed by a 1960 Renault Caravelle.  Here are some links to some pages we find interesting
bulletThe cars we've owned
bullet Steve's Mercedes-Benz pages--particularly interesting to MB aficionado's for some of the service info found there.

Our Community

bulletNorthwest Raptor Center
CJ is a key volunteer at the Raptor Center and spends a great deal of her time at the Raptor Center and in the field caring for raptors and other wild animals
Steve serves as the Team Leader for the Dungeness River monitoring team as well as the Streamkeeper liaison to the Dungeness River Management Team (DRMT)
We have an incredible amount of wildlife, not just in the area but at our home.
bulletDungeness River Audubon Center
CJ enjoys volunteering as a docent at the River Center
bulletNew Dungeness Light Station
bulletOlympic Peninsula Audubon Society 
Steve had the fun of bringing real world accounting to the organization as treasurer



bulletArctic Fox 24-56N 5th wheel    
bulletArctic Fox 29V travel trailer     
bulletBeaver Patriot  37 diesel pusher motor home    
bulletHoliday Rambler 32FKD travel trailer      
bulletHoliday Rambler 29FKS travel trailer      
bulletHoliday Rambler 27CBFK travel trailer   


Boats - Some folks call them yachts, we call them boats.  We've had a few of them, regardless of what you call them. 
bulletSoling 1-Meter
bulletWillard 30 "Pilgrim"
bulletC&C 29 "Serenity"
bulletC&C 24 "Red Rider"
bulletColumbia 7.6 "Chasing Rainbows"
bulletUnited States Coast Guard -- OK, so we didn't own any of these, but I served on them for 26 years.


bulletTravel - We love to travel--especially by road.  After 20 years of traveling by car and staying in motels, we've switched to RVing and we love it.  We especially like the back roads and places off the beaten path.  For example . .
bullet2004: Alaska
bullet2005: California & Oregon
bullet2005: Sedalia--Park Rapids--Cleveland--Elkhart--Winnipeg--Banff--Lacey
bullet2006: Arizona
bullet2006: Oregon
bullet2007: Oregon
bullet2008: Oregon
bullet2009: The Arctic; Alaska & Northwestern Canada
bullet2010: California: San Francisco Bay Area & San Diego
bullet2011:  Vancouver Island ??
bullet2012: Northeastern Canada and the entire East Coast


bulletDogs - most folks would call us empty nesters, but we call our dogs our kids now, so the nest isn't completely empty.  These kids don't spend as much money as the 2-legged ones, but they aren't far behind!  A whole page dedicated to our dogs 




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